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Famous Floors of the World #1: Versailles

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The Palace at Versailles Famous Floors

 

History of the Palace

Originally envisioned as a hunting lodge for King Louis the 13th of France, the Palace of Versailles grew to become one of the most opulent and luxurious buildings anywhere in the world. It served as the personal home and seat of power for many of France’s kings throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Construction began in 1623 in the once-tiny village of Versailles, located just outside of Paris, and work continues to this day to keep the grounds and buildings clean and pristine.

Today, Versailles still serves as a location for important political functions. It also features a chapel, art gallery, history museum, and opera house which are open to the public.

Treaty of Versailles

Did You Know?

Two of the treaties in which the United Kingdom recognized the independence of the USA were signed at Versailles! The third was signed in nearby Paris.

Palace of Versailles Floor Plan

 

That’s a Lot of Space

The main palace is enormous, consisting of 700 rooms, with over 2,000 windows, 1,250 fireplaces, and 67 staircases. The facade stretches longer than four football fields, or almost exactly ¼ mile, from wing to wing. In fact, the total square footage of the building is listed as 721,182 square feet. That’s a lot of floor to mop!

The palace and its furnishings have an estimated value of over $200 Billion in today’s currency.

Palace of Versailles Hall of Mirrors

 

Floors Fit for a King and Queen

The flooring of the Palace of Versailles had to be both beautiful and durable, to impress important foreign visitors and handle hundreds of dancing party guests! It represents some of the highest quality flooring from the time period in which it was built. Master stone-cutters produced elaborate marble and tile-work, carpenters crafted intricate hardwood patterns, and the designers furnished many of the rooms with the finest carpets and rugs that money could buy.

One interesting thing to note is that because the palace was intended to be a showcase of French quality and craftsmanship, all of the building materials and furnishings were produced in France. Let’s take a quick tour of some of the highlights of the palace floors.

 

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